About Me

Gwen Gardner writes clean, cozy, lighthearted mysteries with a strong ghostly element. Since ghosts feature prominently in her books, she has a secret desire to meet one face to face — but will run screaming for the hills if she ever does.

Her lifelong love of books and reading transitioned naturally into a love of writing, where adventure can be found around every corner—or down a dark, twisting alley. She thinks there is nothing better than a good mystery (being an excellent armchair detective herself), unless it’s throwing a ghost or two into the mix to “liven” things up. Don’t worry, though. Ghosts may be tricky to keep in line, but it turns out they’re darn good sleuths.

Gwen writes the Indigo Eady Cozy Mystery series. The first book of the new adult series, A Scandal in Boohemia, was published in 2019. Her short story, A Stitch in Crime, featuring Indigo Eady, won 1st place and feature spot in the 2018 Insecure Writer’s Support Group anthology, and she placed in the Wow! Women on Writing flash fiction contest with her story, The Elephant in the Tomb.

Find out more about her writing journey at GwenGardner.com (and watch for ghost-crossings!) or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Gwen holds a BA degree in English Literature from San Diego State University, and is a member of Sisters in Crime, an organization for women crime writers.